ROCKLAND, Maine — The Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit seized a variety of computers and cellphones last week from a Rockland home as part of an investigation into child pornography.
No one has yet been charged as a result of the search conducted Dec. 15 at a home on Acadia Drive in Rockland.
The investigation began in September when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children came upon a website where child pornography was being uploaded, according to an affidavit filed by state police in Knox County Unified Court. The center assists families with children who are missing or being sexually exploited. The group also assists law enforcement officials when they discover child pornography.
The investigation led to an Ottawa, Illinois, man’s computer, which in turn led to two computer addresses in Maine — one for an inn in Camden and another for a Rockland man’s residence, according to the affidavit. The investigation further determined that the person at the Rockland residence worked at the Camden inn and that the inn provided wireless Internet access.
State police obtained a search warrant on Dec. 10 from District Court Judge Valerie Stanfill and searched the Rockland home on Dec. 15.
According to an inventory filed with the court, the list of what was taken from the home includes two laptops and numerous cellphones that can upload images.
An email message sent late Tuesday morning to the Maine Department of Public Safety requesting information about the status of the investigation was not immediately returned.